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    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Emergence and propagation of epistasis in metabolic networks

    Sergey Kryazhimskiy
    Mutations that affect a metabolic network generically exhibit epistasis, which propagates to higher level phenotypes, such as fitness, carrying some information about the network’s topology.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular tweezer antagonizes seminal amyloids and HIV infection

    Edina Lump et al.
    CLR01 is a small molecule that could be an effective topical microbicide to eliminate HIV (and other enveloped viruses), and to antagonize host-encoded amyloid fibrils that promote HIV infection.
    1. Cancer Biology

    KLK3/PSA and cathepsin D activate VEGF-C and VEGF-D

    Sawan Kumar Jha et al.
    Both VEGF-C and VEGF-D can be activated by KLK3/PSA and Cathepsin D, producing two novel VEGF-C forms and the known VEGFR-2-specific form of VEGF-D.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Slo1 is the principal potassium channel of human spermatozoa

    Nadja Mannowetz et al.
    Potassium ions enter and leave human sperm cells via a calcium-dependent ion channel that is also pH-independent.
  1. Episode 44: January 2018

    In this episode, we hear about self-esteem, a new genus of extinct horse, the future of biological engineering, mosquito trackers, and sperm competition in salmon.